Actor Alec Baldwin has weighed in on the importance of workplace safety after video of a bloody United Airlines fight between a passenger and an employee went viral across social media.
What’s a brief history here?
According to TMZ, authorities arrested NFL ex-player Brendan Langley — a former Denver Broncos wide receiver — after he was caught on video punching a United Airlines employee during an altercation at a Newark, New Jersey, airport. The report alleged that the male employee slapped Langley before the former football player hauled off and punched the employee, bloodying him and knocking him down.
Police charged Langley with simple assault.
The unnamed employee, the report added, was initially hospitalized and later terminated from his position at the airline. It is unknown at the time of this reporting if the employee is facing any charges in connection with the fight.
United Airlines fires worker who allegedly slapped ex-NFL player
So what did Baldwin say about this?
Baldwin raised many an eyebrow earlier this week after he reportedly commented on a Shade Room Instagram video featuring footage of the fight.
The video, titled, “Viral Video Of Altercation With Former NFL Player & A United Airlines Employee Ends With Him Being Charged for Simple Assault — Employee Not Taken Into Custody But Terminated.”
Baldwin was said to have commented on the footage, writing, “The guy working at the airport is the victim. He came to work to do a job. The other guy, with his big mouth, is guilty of workplace abuse, where people come to work with an expectation of safety, even civility. This a**hole who hit this guy should be put on a no-fly list.”
Baldwin would know all about workplace safety issues. The New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau fined Baldwin’s film production, “Rust,” more than $130,000 for firearms safety failures after the actor was said to have accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins wbile on set.